The Numbers Game: T.I. Is Still #1 & Jeezy Hits Gold

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You know, looking at that picture of T.I. & Jeezy made me think: Hip-Hop really lives in the South (Well at least right now). Think about it, other than The Game’s L.A.X., all of 2008’s big sellers have all called the South home. Lil’ Wayne, T.I., & Young Jeezy (In that order) have all had the biggest albums of the year. Now, I’m not saying that only album sales matter, but I’m just saying (Especially with 50, Jigga, & Kanye dropping albums in the 4th Quarter). Well, this week we see T.I. stay at the top spot and almost push 200,000 copies of Paper Trail. We also see Jeezy go certified Gold with The Recession in just 6 weeks. Devin The Dude makes a debut barely in the Top 50 with his new album Landing Gear. What’s funny about this is that he almost sold as much as ex-Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams (Who also made a debut this week). What else? The Game’s album L.A.X. should go Gold next week since he’s only 3,000 copies away. Nas’ Untitled is finally at…400,000 copies sold (Which just plain messed up since that is one of the best albums this year). On a brighter side, I think Nelly’s music career is almost dead; so I guess that’s something.

#1 T.I./Paper Trail (Last Week: #1) – 176,714; Total: 746,075 (Gold) [2 Weeks]
#4 Jennifer Hudson/Jennifer Hudson (Last Week: #2) – 62,700; Total: 280,392 [2 Weeks]
#8 Ne-Yo/Year Of The Gentleman (Last Week: #4) – 46,904; Total: 450,356 [4 Weeks]
#12 Robin Thicke/Something Else (Last Week: #3) – 38,300; Total: 175,600 [2 Weeks]
#13 Lil’ Wayne/Tha Carter III (Last Week: #14) – 27,229; Total: 2,550,507 (2X Platinum) [18 Weeks]
#14 Jazmine Sullivan/Fearless (Last Week: #10) – 27,000; Total: 134,900 [3 Weeks]
#15 Young Jeezy/The Recession (Last Week: #12) – 26,801; Total: 516,476 (Gold) [6 Weeks]
#17 Rhianna/Good Girl Gone Bad (Last Week: #19) – 23,000; Total: 1,891,300 (Platinum) [71 Weeks]
#21 The Game/L.A.X. (Last Week: #18) – 20,809; Total: 496,829 [7 Weeks]
#42 Michelle Williams/Unexpected (Last Week: NA) – 12,200; Total: NA [Debut]
#43 Joe Thomas/Joe Thomas, New Man (Last Week: #21) – 12,000; Total: 91,000 [3 Weeks]
#45 Nelly/Brass Knuckles (Last Week: #33) – 11,900; Total: 139,000 [4 Weeks]
#47 Devin The Dude/Landing Gear (Last Week: NA) – 10,856; Total: NA [Debut]
#159 Nas/Untitled (Last Week: NA) – 3,649; Total: 400,972 [13 Weeks]

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